My Motherhood Story: When Silence Breaks-the Unpredictable Nights of Motherhood

You know those moments when everything just clicks?

For a brief, shimmering second, you feel like you’ve got it all figured out.

That was me, watching my daughter blissfully doze off after her favorite evening rituals – a feed, connection time, bath time with dad.

We’d finally nailed this routine, or so I thought.

The house was quiet, my spirits were high, and the promise of a full night’s sleep hung in the air like a sweet lullaby.

But then – the cry

Not just any cry, but the kind that yanks you back to reality faster than you can say “sleep training.”

There I was, seven minutes post-tiptoe out of her room, frozen as her wails echoed through the baby monitor.

“Surely, I’m hearing things,” I thought.

Nope, my day of being a stealthy ninja mum was officially over.

Paralyzed by a mix of dread and confusion, I ran through the mental checklist:

Milk? Check.

Snuggles? Check.

Wasn’t this supposed to be the part where I get to breathe?

‘What the hell, kiddo?’

Let’s be Real

It’s in these moments you realize motherhood is like being part of a very exclusive club where the membership fee is guessing games and guilt trips.

Despite all the planning, the carefully timed naps, and the nutritional ‘Tetris’, here I was — me feeling like I’d somehow missed the mark.

And let’s be real: It’s hard not to feel a tad betrayed when your bundle of joy seems to have a vendetta against your sanity.

How we can go from feeling on top of the world to questioning every decision we’ve made in a matter of seconds.

I had done everything by the book—fed her, burped her, swaddled her. And still, here we were.

Feeling emotionally zapped and a bit resentful is part of the gig, it seems.

It’s a job with no off switch, constant pressure, and where “me time” feels like a myth from ancient history.

In the whirlwind of it all, I realized something powerful: Embracing and sharing our true feelings isn’t just brave—it’s necessary.

The more we normalize opening up about our real emotions, the quicker we can begin to reflect, heal, and grow stronger.

Together in Truth: Finding Strength in Sharing.

I meet another mum on my daily walk the next day, baby snug against her chest.

After a simple “How are you?” opened the floodgates, we found solace in our shared struggles.

It was a reminder that feeling overwhelmed doesn’t mean you’re failing—it means you’re human.

The takeaway from our meeting and honestly sharing our experiences was how simple we were able to connect. We broke the silence on our unreserved feelings on our precious bundles of joy, that sometimes don’t feel so special.

So, to every mother reading this, grappling with your own whirlwind of emotions, know this: It’s okay.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed, to admit that this journey is harder than you ever imagined.

Your feelings are valid, your struggles are real, and your honesty is the first step towards finding peace in this chaos we call motherhood.

The more we normalize opening up about our real emotions, the quicker we can begin to reflect, heal, and grow stronger.

Where are you in your Motherhood Journey?

Let’s open up the floor.

Share your stories, your struggles, and yes, even those small victories.

This space is for us to be real, to support each other, and to remember that it’s okay not to have all the answers. Together, we can find strength, laughter, and maybe a bit of sanity along the way.

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Hi! I'm Virginia.
I'm a new mum like you wanting to change the way we see our motherhood journey, the good, crazy and the darn right terrible without judgment or criticism.

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